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Studying at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

The teaching method is traditional and most medical schools in Central Europe are conducted the same way. All study programmes are using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), thus allowing the students to spend part of their studies abroad.

We offer modern, practically oriented, internationally accredited master's degree programmes: a 6-year programme in General Medicine and a 5-year programme in Dentistry. Except for the fact that practicals, seminars and lectures are conducted in English, the curricula of the 2 study programs, General Medicine and Dentistry, are identical to the coursework pursued by Czech medical students. They conform to the European Union standards. The six-year General Medicine program has been accredited by US and Canada, and has recently received accreditation from the Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), which confirms the high quality and European standards of medical studies in Olomouc. The five-year Dentistry course is offered to applicants since the academic year 2010/2011.

Around 65 new students are enrolled for General Medicine programme each year, and between 15 to 20 students for Dentistry programme. The total number of students in the English programmes is currently nearly 400. This is in addition to approximately 1,500 Czech students in the Czech programme. In the 20 years of the English language General Medicine programme, we have been pleased to help students from over 15 different countries to become doctors.

The first four semesters encompass mostly theoretical subjects, followed by semesters with preclinical subjects and clinical subjects. All theoretical and preclinical disciplines are taught in the Theoretical Institutes building located on the University Hospital campus. Clinical disciplines are taught in the University Hospital, meaning that there is no need for any complicated commuting, all teaching happens in one place, with most clinics within a few minutes’ walk from the lecture halls. Equipment of the Hospital meets all contemporary standards required for quality medical education. The premises provide all the required facilities, a library, a cafeteria, and a staff canteen. The studies are concluded by the Final State Examinations, the graduates are bestowed an academic degree “Doctor of Medicine” (abbreviated as “MUDr.”) or “Doctor of Dentistry” (abbreviated as “MDDr.”).

Furthermore, the faculty offers Postgraduate studies (Doctoral study programme, PhD). The study prepares experts for creative research work. They should be able to solve research tasks independently, gather original scientific information, and to develop a scientific way of thinking. Postgraduate students follow an individual study plan under the direct supervision by a tutor. The standard duration of study is four years. A fee is levied for expenses incurred if the teaching is conducted in English. Studies are completed with a state doctoral examination and the defense of a dissertation, illustrating student's ability and readiness to work independently in the field of research. Graduates are then awarded the degree Ph.D. Prospective candidates must have a master's degree and are admitted to the program based on an entrance examination.

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General Medicine (MUDr.)

Study programme single-major, master's, full-time
Standard duration of study 6 years
Academic title MUDr.
Estimated number of admissions 65

Programme overview

The curriculum of the study programme is identical to the one pursued by Czech medical students, apart from being taught in English. It conforms to the European Union standards. The six-year General Medicine programme has also been accredited by the USA, Canada and Malaysia, to name only those countries most students come from. During the first three years of the programme, students have compulsory classes in the Czech language. A good grasp of Czech is required for communication with patients and with colleagues in the wards, such as nurses, who may speak only Czech. The teaching method is traditional and most medical schools in Central Europe are conducted the same way. This study programme is using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), thus allowing the students to spend part of their studies abroad at our partner universities in Europe. The qualification objectives also include the preparation for post-graduate training and for the needs of the health service.

The first four semesters of the General Medicine study program encompass mostly theoretical subjects (anatomy, biology, biochemistry, biophysics, histology, physiology). Preclinical subjects (pathology, microbiology, pharmacology) are taught in semesters 5-7. Instruction in clinical subjects begins in the following semesters (internal medicine,surgery, pediatrics, obstetric and gynecology, neurology) together with subjects connected with public health care (social medicine, medical law). The whole sixth year is devoted to bedside training in internal medicine, surgery, gynaecology and obstetrics. The study is concluded with final state examinations in internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, preventive medicine and pediatrics.

The studies are concluded by the Final State Examinations from Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, and Epidemiology, Law and Social Medicine.

After the last Final State Examination and Graduation ceremony the students are bestowed an academic degree “Doctor of Medicine” (abbreviated as “MUDr.”).

General Medicine programme has recently received the accreditation from the Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), which confirms the high quality and European standards of medical studies in Olomouc.

Profile and employment of graduates

Our graduates are fully competitive physicians, scoring high in USMLE tests and securing jobs all over the world from the USA to Japan. They are fully prepared for the needs of the health care systems, they can carry out the profession of a medical doctor in any medical speciality as well as in research facilities etc. They are also fully prepared to carry on with their studies on the post-graduate level (in Ph.D. programmes).

Entrance examination

All applicants for the master degree programme must sit our entrance examination, which consists of a test paper in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.
Applicants, who are not native English speakers, will also be required to either produce a certificate of English proficiency (Cambridge Exam minimum FCE, IELTS minimum score 6, or TOEFL minimum score 87, psychometric test) or take our own English test. Applicants who submit a proof that their secondary or tertiary education is/was carried out in English will be exempt from the language test.
The entrance examination can only be taken once in each academic year.

Entrance examination dates and venues for 2022:

Examination date Examination venue Held in cooperation with
09. 01. 2022 Tel Aviv   Medical Doctor International Studies
28. 01. 2022 online exam   Gyanberry
09. 02. 2022 online exam   Medical Doctor International Studies
08. 03. 2022 online exam   available for applicants not applying through an agency
01. 04. 2022 online exam   Gyanberry
05. 04. 2022 online exam   available for applicants not applying through an agency
09. 04. 2022 London   Medical Doorway
19. 04. 2022     Medical Doctor International Studies / King Charles Medical College
28. 04. 2022 online exam   Aspiyan
03. 05. 2022 online exam   available for applicants not applying through an agency
09. 05. 2022 Tel Aviv   Medical Doctor International Studies
11. 05. 2022 online exam   Information Planet
18. 05. 2022 online exam   CZuni.com
20. 05. 2022 Taipei   Hsing Wei Co. Ltd.
27. 05. 2022 online exam   Medical Doorway
30. 05. 2022 online exam   International Medical Universities
31. 05. 2022 online exam   Aspiyan
08. 06. 2022 online exam   available for applicants not applying through an agency
28. 06. 2022     Medical Doctor International Studies / King Charles Medical College
29. 06. 2022 online exam   available for applicants not applying through an agency (application deadline 15.06.)
01. 07. 2022 London   Medical Doorway
07. 07. 2022 online exam   AA Czech Studies

The examination dates may change and may be shifted to an online mode.
The exam list is not final, more examination dates may be added later.
Please note that examination dates scheduled after 1st July can only be participated in by applicants with an EU citizenship or a long-term residence permit in the Czech Republic.

 

Application deadline: your complete application (including all required documents uploaded and the application fee paid) must be submitted two weeks before the selected entrance exam at the latest.

 

Deadlines, fees and other information

Your application for September 2022 enrolment should be submitted through online Application Form (choose Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, form Master, field General medicine or Dentistry) anytime from 1st November 2021 onwards. Application deadline is two weeks before the selected entrance examination date.

Administrative fee: CZK 690,- / application (payable online and non-refundable)

Entrance examination dates

All applicants for the master degree programme of General Medicine or Dentistry must successfully complete their A-levels in three subjects. However, we do not have a grade requirement set. You may apply prior to having completed your A levels. Equivalent of A-levels (completed high school/secondary school education from a country where A-levels are not awarded) is also acceptable.

Our tuition fees are EUR 10,500 per year for General Medicine programme of study and EUR 11,800 per year for Dentistry programme of study.
The entire course is taught in English language.

Housing
University students including overseas students can stay in one of the seven halls of residence. Housing is guaranteed for all international students throughout their entire period of studies at the faculty. No university housing is available for students with families.
Although residence halls vary in size, all rooms are equipped at least with a desk, a bed and a closet space for each student. Normally, two students share a room and two or more rooms share a bathroom. All resident buildings contain recreation areas, cooking facilities, internet, and TV.

Dentistry (MDDr.)

Study programmesingle-major, master's, full-time
Standard duration of study5 years
Academic titleMDDr.
Estimated number of admissions20

Programme overview

The teaching method is traditional and most medical schools in Central Europe are conducted the same way. This study programme is using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), thus allowing the students to spend part of their studies abroad at our partner universities in Europe.

The study of Dentistry is divided into three basic parts: theoretical subjects (anatomy, physiology, histology and embryology, chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics), preclinical and clinical subjects (microbiology, pharmacology, pathological physiology, surgery, internal medicine, neurology). Main emphasis is placed on special subjects such as preventive dentistry and cariology, preclinical dentistry, prosthetic technology, dental radiology, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, preservative dentistry or oral surgery. A crucial part of the study is devoted to practical trainings. The study plan also includes courses of management, ethics, legislation and social aspects of dentistry. The Dentistry study program is concluded with final state examinations in preservative dentistry, orthodontics and prosthetics, and oral surgery.

The studies are concluded by the Final State Examinations from Prosthodontics and Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, and Operative Dentistry.

After the last Final State Examination and Graduation ceremony the students are bestowed an academic degree “Doctor of Dentistry” (abbreviated as “MDDr.”).

Profile and employment of graduates

Our graduates are fully competitive dentists securing jobs all over the world from the USA to Japan. They are fully prepared to carry out the profession of a dentist. They can allso carry on with their studies on the post-graduate level (in Ph.D. programmes).

Entrance examination

All applicants for the master degree programme must sit our entrance examination, which consists of a test paper in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.
Applicants, who are not native English speakers, will also be required to either produce a certificate of English proficiency (Cambridge Exam minimum FCE, IELTS minimum score 6, or TOEFL minimum score 87, psychometric test) or take our own English test. Applicants who submit a proof that their secondary or tertiary education is/was carried out in English will be exempt from the language test.
The entrance examination can only be taken once in each academic year.

Entrance examination dates and venues for 2022:

Examination date Examination venue Held in cooperation with
09. 01. 2022 Tel Aviv   Medical Doctor International Studies
28. 01. 2022 online exam   Gyanberry
09. 02. 2022 online exam   Medical Doctor International Studies
08. 03. 2022 online exam   available for applicants not applying through an agency
01. 04. 2022 online exam   Gyanberry
05. 04. 2022 online exam   available for applicants not applying through an agency
09. 04. 2022 London   Medical Doorway
19. 04. 2022     Medical Doctor International Studies / King Charles Medical College
28. 04. 2022 online exam   Aspiyan
03. 05. 2022 online exam   available for applicants not applying through an agency
09. 05. 2022 Tel Aviv   Medical Doctor International Studies
11. 05. 2022 online exam   Information Planet
18. 05. 2022 online exam   CZuni.com
20. 05. 2022 Taipei   Hsing Wei Co. Ltd.
27. 05. 2022 online exam   Medical Doorway
30. 05. 2022 online exam   International Medical Universities
31. 05. 2022 online exam   Aspiyan
08. 06. 2022 online exam   available for applicants not applying through an agency
28. 06. 2022     Medical Doctor International Studies / King Charles Medical College
29. 06. 2022 online exam   available for applicants not applying through an agency (application deadline 15.06.)
01. 07. 2022 London   Medical Doorway
07. 07. 2022 online exam   AA Czech Studies

The examination dates may change and may be shifted to an online mode.
The exam list is not final, more examination dates may be added later.
Please note that examination dates scheduled after 1st July can only be participated in by applicants with an EU citizenship or a long-term residence permit in the Czech Republic.

 

Application deadline: your complete application (including all required documents uploaded and the application fee paid) must be submitted two weeks before the selected entrance exam at the latest.

 

Deadlines, fees and other information

Your application for September 2022 enrolment should be submitted through online Application Form (choose Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, form Master, field General medicine or Dentistry) anytime from 1st November 2021 onwards. Application deadline is two weeks before the selected entrance examination date.

Administrative fee: CZK 690,- / application (payable online and non-refundable)

Entrance examination dates

All applicants for the master degree programme of General Medicine or Dentistry must successfully complete their A-levels in three subjects. However, we do not have a grade requirement set. You may apply prior to having completed your A levels. Equivalent of A-levels (completed high school/secondary school education from a country where A-levels are not awarded) is also acceptable.

Our tuition fees are EUR 10,500 per year for General Medicine programme of study and EUR 11,800 per year for Dentistry programme of study.
The entire course is taught in English language.

Housing
University students including overseas students can stay in one of the seven halls of residence. Housing is guaranteed for all international students throughout their entire period of studies at the faculty. No university housing is available for students with families.
Although residence halls vary in size, all rooms are equipped at least with a desk, a bed and a closet space for each student. Normally, two students share a room and two or more rooms share a bathroom. All resident buildings contain recreation areas, cooking facilities, internet, and TV.

Doctoral Study Programme (Ph.D.)

The doctoral study programme prepares experts for creative research work. The faculty has accreditation for 27 branches of postgraduate doctoral study, the standard duration of study is four years. The programme are using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), students follow an individual study plan under the direct supervision by a tutor. A fee is levied for expenses incurred if the teaching is conducted in English. Studies are completed with a state doctoral examination and the defense of a dissertation. Graduates are then awarded the degree "Ph.D."

Accreditation

Study programme and field of study

Code

Accreditation until

Anatomy, Histology and Embryology P5154 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology  P0588D140002 20. 01. 2025
Dentistry P5165 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Gynaecology and Obstetrics P5168 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology P5169 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Internal Medicine P0912D350119 08. 08. 2028
Internal Medicine P5171 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Imaging Methods P0914D350004 08. 08. 2028
Imaging Methods P5179 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Immunopharmacotherapy P0988D08002 15. 09. 2030
Medical Biophysics P5181 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Medical Biology P0912D350125 08. 08. 2028
Medical Biology P5152 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Medical Pharmacology P5157 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Medical Genetics P0912D350106 08. 08. 2028
Medical Genetics P5177 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Medical Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry P5186 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Medical Immunology P0912D350109 08. 08. 2028
Medical Immunology P5178 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Medical Microbiology P0912D350111 08. 08. 2028
Medical Microbiology P5166 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Neurology P0912D350113 08. 08. 2028
Neurology P5172 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Neurosciences P0912D350082 08. 08. 2028
Neurosciences P5188 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Oncology P5162 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Otorhinolaryngology P5164 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Pathological Anatomy and Forensic Medicine P5180 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Pediatrics P5174 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Physiology and Pathological Physiology P5156 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Psychiatry P5160 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Social Medicine P0912D350080 08. 08. 2028
Social Medicine P5161 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Surgery P5170 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only
Urology P5184 31. 12. 2024
for current students for completing their studies only

Admission Procedure

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacký University Olomouc, will offer the following post-graduate study programmes in English in the academic year 2022-2023:

The study prepares experts for creative research work. They should be able to solve research tasks independently, gather original scientific information, and to develop a scientific way of thinking. Postgraduate students follow an individual study plan under the direct supervision by a tutor. The standard duration of study is four years. A fee is levied for expenses incurred if the teaching is conducted in English. Studies are completed with a state doctoral examination and the defense of a dissertation, illustrating student's ability and readiness to work independently in the field of research. Graduates are then awarded the degree Ph.D. Prospective candidates must have a master's degree and are admitted to the program based on an entrance examination. 

 

Prospective candidates must hold a master’s degree. Students in the final year of their master‘s studies state the estimated graduation date and submit a confirmation of enrolment. A certified copy of the university diploma must be submitted on the day of the registration into studies at the latest.
Graduates from international universities must submit a certified copy of the diploma which must be accompanied by the certificate of nostrification.

Applicants choose from the offered topics and in the application form, besides the chosen
study programme, also confirm the selected dissertation topic. Per academic year, only one application within a selected study programme can be submitted.

Electronic applications can be submitted: from 13 January 2022 until 13 May 2022
Application fee: CZK 690/application
Date of entrance examination: June 2022
Annual tuition fee: EUR 100

Application form

A mandatory attachment to the electronic application (a hard copy is also required!):

  • an abbreviated version of the electronic application, which shall be printed out and signed
  • the application fee of 690 CZK (equivalent in EUR). Please attach a copy of the bank order (does not apply if online payment via card was made).
  • two copies of Curriculum Vitae (signed)
  • a certified copy of the university diploma

An optional attachment to the electronic application:

  • a list of publications
  • a list of conference papers

Send all of the above stated documents to:
Registrar
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Palacký University
Hněvotínská 3
775 15 Olomouc
Czech Republic

Bank details for payments in EUR:
Bank name: Komerční banka Olomouc
Bank address: Tř. Svobody 14, 772 00 Olomouc, Czech Republic
BIC/SWIFT Code: KOMBCZPP
Account no. (IBAN): CZ9801000000433855090287
Account name: Palacký University
Payment reference: state your name and "Ph.D. application fee"

Link for assistance:
Ms Jitka Melcrová
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Palacký University
Hněvotínská 3
775 15 Olomouc
Czech Republic
tel.: +420-58 563 2012
e-mail: jitka.melcrova@upol.cz

Palacký University Open Day

Palacký University Open Day takes place on December 3, 2021  ON-LINE

The Faculty buildings are accessible (without any organized tour).

Presentations on Faculty activities in Czech here.

Application

Electronic Application

Applications for September 2022 enrolment are now open.
Download a step by step guide on how to apply.

Exchange Students

Coming to the Faculty as an exchange student? All the information can be found in the Student's section of the webpage.

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